Finesse raises $4.5M to use AI to predict fashion trends

Finesse, a startup promising to take the guesswork and waste out of fashion, is announcing that it has raised $4.5 million in seed and pre-seed funding.


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Founder and CEO Ramin Ahmari said the tremendous waste in the fashion industry has become badly-kept secret, with Burberry recently facing a backlash over its practice of burning unwanted products, and the fashion industry as a whole producing an estimated 13 million tons of textile waste each year.

Finesse is looking to change that, Ahmari said, in part by taking advantage of the fact that that fashion trends moving out of the “hermetically sealed” world of fashion catwalks and onto social media, where new products take off “on the backs and bodies and posts” of influencers like Kylie Jenner.

“This is data we have access to,” he said. Noting that he previously worked in finance, Ahmari added that the stock market

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Two men are arrested for attack on private investigator Jack Palladino

Two men have been arrested in connection to the attempted robbery and attack on prominent private detective Jack Palladino, as his family says his life support has been switched off and he’s not expected to survive more than a few days.

On Sunday city officials announced Tyjone Flournoy, 23, and Lawrence Thomas, 24, had been arrested for the Thursday attack where they tried to pull an expensive camera from Palladino’s neck after he left his home.

Palladino fell in the struggle and suffered a ‘traumatic head injury’ after his head hit the pavement. His stepson Nick Chapman said he’s ‘not expected to survive’ after undergoing surgery to stop the bleeding. 

The detective may have inadvertently helped detectives, after he snapped pictures of the suspects trying to steal the camera.

Palladino is famous for taking on a slew of celebrity and political cases. He was hired by Bill Clinton in 1992

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As In-Person Fashion Events Make a Comeback, Industry Leaders Grapple With Risks vs. Rewards

Next week, Rebecca Minkoff is sticking with tradition and showing her latest collection in-person during New York Fashion Week. Despite the fact that the majority of her fellow designers are maintaining a digital format given the ongoing health pandemic — and many of New York’s biggest brands are sitting out the week altogether — Minkoff believes this is the best approach for her brand to showcase the new season for the industry and consumers.

“It is a special event that celebrates fashion and showcases the collection as it is meant to be seen — styled and at New York Fashion Week,” she said, noting that there will be a virtual component for others to experience the collection digitally.

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This is the second time Minkoff has staged a presentation during the coronavirus era. In September, Minkoff decided to go forward with her NYFW presentation in person, telling

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Global Makeup Tools Market 2020 Size, Share, Comprehensive Research Study, Future Plans, Competitive Landscape and Forecast to 2025

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Jan 29, 2021 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — has announced a new market research study namely Global Makeup Tools Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 that presents a detailed explanation about the fundamental attributes of the industry and prospects through different angles. The report provides an excellent vision to analyze the global Makeup Tools market through graphical as well as a diagrammatic representation. The report contains the important achievements of the market, research & development, new product launch, product responses, and regional growth of the leading competitors operating in the market. The research helps you determine commanding segments and know distinct factors, and the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the global market in the future has been analyzed further in the report.

The market report clarifies

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